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mochyn

Eco paints

The old chap has finally done it. He's amazed me. Yesterday he said to me, apropos of absolutely nothing "So, we'll decorate the bedroom this winter, shall we?" Surprised

This is my cue to get some lovely colours in there. It's a sunny room, SW facing and quite a high ceiling ( because it goes into the roof). On the fireplace wall I want a deep blue: cobalt/ultramarine/indigo type of thing. But I want environmentally friendly. And a nice, chalky texture.

From whom?
Chez

I am sure that there are people better qualified than me to advise ... BUT ... http://www.greenshop.co.uk/ do natural paints. As well as lots of other nice things.
Gervase

It'll be a nice oil-bound distemper you'll be after then. Something from Rose of Jericho should fit the bill.
mochyn

Gervase wrote:
It'll be a nice oil-bound distemper you'll be after then. Something from Rose of Jericho should fit the bill.


Why didn't I just ask you first? Doh...
mochyn

What a yummy site: so many colours!
mochyn

Sadly, none deep enough. It's going to be very difficult to find the right one.
Gervase

Ty Mawr Lime just outside Brecon does a range of paints, some of them pretty dark and intense, and all of them environmentally friendly.
And, in the West Country, there's Mike Wye who also has a good range of paints and finishes.
mochyn

I'll have a good look at those, especially the Calch Ty Mawr site. I'd forgotten about them Embarassed
lettucewoman

dunno if this is ecological enough but the blue is lovely.... http://www.anniesloan.com/acatalog/Chalk_Paint__1L_.html
lettucewoman

ooh ooh ooh this is fun!!!



http://www.ecosorganicpaints.com/colour-interactive.html
mochyn

lettucewoman wrote:
ooh ooh ooh this is fun!!!



http://www.ecosorganicpaints.com/colour-interactive.html


I had a play on there the other day. Sadly, none of their colours are what I want.

However, I've just remembered some pigment I have for using with caseine paints, so I'll pick up some of the base next time I'm in Ludlow. Then I can get the colour I REALLY want! Dark blue on one wall with a lovely clotted creamy colour on the other three with amber bits on the woodwork.
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